Rumble (2021)

June 2nd, Movie 2

The next installment of The June Swoon binge is here with an animated movie that I have had on my queue for quite a long time. As a fan of professional wrestling, Rumble looked interesting to me. And as an animated movie, it was, at best, okay.

The film was very formulaic and predictable. It raised some themes of father issues that were never quite touched on enough to make it worthwhile.

According to IMDB, “In a world where giant monsters and humans collide, the monsters are superstar athletes and compete in a popular professional wrestling global sport called Monster Wrestling. A young girl named Winnie [Geraldine Viswanathan] seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps as a manager by coaching a lovable underdog yet-inexperienced monster named Steve [Will Arnett]. Winnie plans to turn Steve into a champion so that he can go up against the reigning champion Tentacular [Terrey Crews].”

The animation was fine. The monster designs were mostly fun. The voice cast was fine. There is nothing that really makes this one stand out, but nothing that dings it that badly either.

Rumble is harmless and is probably a good film for the kids who enjoy WWE or other wrestling organizations. However, it it light and fluffy and will not stick with you for long after viewing.

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